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About Alex Mateo

An explorer at heart, Alex Mateo writes for TicketsatWork.com and is always ready to plan his next trip.

Win-Win at SHRM with TicketsatWork

by: Alex Mateo
Content Team, TicketsatWork.com

TicketsatWork Gift Card SHRM Sweepstakes

Share your good feelings and you may be rewarded! And I’m not just talking about karma. Tweet @TicketsatWork about a wonderful experience that started with tickets from TicketsatWork.com or tell us how employees benefit from using the largest travel and entertainment corporate benefits program in world, and you can win a $100 TicketsatWork gift card! We are going to kick off SHRM this year with a Twitter Sweepstakes. Starting June 28th through July 1st, tweet us with either a memorable moment or testimonial about TicketsatWork and hashtag #FunatWork to enter for your chance to win a $100 gift card redeemable at TicketsatWork.com. We will be announcing TWO lucky winners on July 2nd on Twitter! Read the Terms and Conditions. If you’re wondering what you could buy with a $100 gift card to TicketsatWork, the possibilities are so enticing.

Maybe…

Buy a bunch of movie tickets?
See a New York Yankee game?
Dine with Pirates or Mickey Mouse?
Take a selfie with an Aztec pyramid?
Staycation anyone?
Become a Minion at Universal Orlando?
Hear the snap of an alligator on an airboat tour?
Visit the Titanic Experience?
Feed and Touch a Dolphin?
Snorkel in the Bahamas?

What would you do?

Broadway Night Out with Iron Bar and The Visit

Iron Bar was the location for the fifth HR networking event of the year followed by a viewing of The Visit starring Chita Rivera.

The fifth HR networking event of the year took place at Iron Bar in the Theater district followed by a viewing of the new Broadway show, The Visit, starring 9-time Tony Award nominee Chita Rivera. Guests were invited to nibble on appetizers and mingle with fellow HR representatives beforehand.

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As a special treat for all those present, the writer and the producers of the show stopped by the networking event to give a little insight into the production.

Christine Grasser of Macy’s and Linda Walsh from Nassau Health Care Corp. took home the prizes for the most employee sign ups from the past 90 days. Congratulations!

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We are looking forward to our next event, which is sure to be a blast! Get your company signed up now for TicketsAtWork.com to join in on all the fun.

By Melanie Parker

The Magic behind World of Color

by: Alex Mateo
Content Team, TicketsatWork.com

Maintenance on World of Color show the many water cannons that make the show possible at Disney California Adventure.

As part of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary, World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney premiered on May 22nd, 2015 with Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse narrating. But behind the new show that features clips from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Disney’s Frozen to classic Disneyland rides, there are about 1,200 fountains that can jet water up to 200 feet into the air, and that’s only one part of the magic. There are mist screens where videos get projected, flame effects that are launched up to 50 feet in the air, fog machines, lasers, and more. Even the light effects of Mickey’s Fun Wheel and California Screamin’ are all choreographed into a water, fire, and light spectacular that has no comparison.

Technician work on World of Color water cannons at Disney California Adventure.

It’s really amazing to see how much goes in to this production. If you are lucky enough to see maintenance on the show’s effects, you’ll see an army of water cannons and LED lights rise above Paradise Bay. The view is almost as impressive as the show… I thought at least.  Best bet to get the most of the show though is to get Fastpasses, so you can enter one of the viewing areas. Another option is Ariel’s Grotto. That’s where I got to witness the show’s water shooters close up. At Ariel’s Grotto, there’s a bunch of outdoor seating that’ll make for a perfect and relaxed viewing area for the show. Check out the new show now at Disney California Adventure with tickets from TicketsatWork.com!

Broadway Night Out with Tender Bar and The Phantom of the Opera!

Plum Benefits powered by TicketsatWork hosted a networking event at Tender Bar before watching Phantom of the Opera.

Plum Benefits powered by TicketsatWork hosted another fabulous networking event with top HR representatives in the area with a preview of the classic Broadway show, The Phantom of the Opera. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with fellow HR industry reps, sampled delicious appetizers and sipped on cocktails before the show at Tender Bar in Midtown.

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Also recognized at the event were the top HR reps who had the most signups from the past three months. They were Ariana Synder and Rebecca Lukeman of SCO Family of Services and Carolyn Jones of Montifiore Hospital. Congratulations!

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By Melanie Parker